The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie has been attacked while on stage in New York, according to the Associated Press.
In the last few minutes, AP said its reporter had witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie, before the man was restrained.
Rushdie’s controversial book The Satanic Verses has been banned in Iran since 1988, as many Muslims consider it to be blasphemous.
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